“Superbad” may have been released in 2007, but it’s still a noteworthy film to date. Speculation about a possible sequel has surrounded the cast and crew since, but nothing has transpired so far. But recently, actor Jonah Hill revealed he is interested in a second movie, under one condition — it must be made when he is 80 years old.
The Shenanigans of 80-year-old Seth and Evan
In an interview with W Magazine, Jonah Hill revealed his plans for a “Superbad” sequel. “I haven’t pitched this to anybody. What I want to do is, when we’re like 80, do a Superbad 2. Like, ‘old-folks-home Superbad.’ Our spouses die, and we’re single again. That’s what I want Superbad 2 to be, and that’s the only way I would ever make it,” the 38-year-old said. Fans may have to wait decades for that possibility, but at least we know it’s on the table.
Superbad (Female Edition)
Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who starred alongside Jonah Hill and Michael Cera, would also be interested in seeing a sequel. According to his Indie Wire interview, he would only consider it if women were the protagonists the second time around. “Sometimes, if you make a sequel to things, it can kind of damper the first one. I think they just want to let it be… If there’s a way to do it, [a female version] would be the way, for sure,” he stated.
It’s a No for the Co-Writer
On another note, co-star Seth Rogen, who also co-wrote the film, is not sold on the idea of a sequel or reboot. Rogen told LADBible in 2020 that he would “100% probably never touch” the teen comedy classic.
“Honestly, I don’t think it requires improvement or anything to be built upon it. I’m unbelievably proud of it. It holds up — people still watch it, high school kids come up to me telling me that they watched it for the first time and how they loved it… I’m so terrified of subtracting from it in any way with a bad sequel or spinoff that I’d never do it,” he said. Fair point.
Art Macky Arquilla